The 2014 Barbaresco opens with lovely aromatics. Sweet tobacco, licorice, smoke, mint and dried herbs give the wine its distinctive perfume and add nuance to a palette of dark-hued Nebbiolo fruit. Time in the glass works wonders to bring out the wine's freshness. I would prefer to drink the 2014 over the next decade or so given its mid-weight structure. This is a terrific introduction to the Albino Rocca Barbarescos. Fruit is sourced from the vineyards San Rocco and Meruzzano, plus young vines in Ovello and Cottà.
Antonio Galloni, Vinous, 89 points